I was happy to know some my friends. They have improved my lunar activity for the GLR group, sharing many works with me.


My name is Jim Phillips.  I began observing in 1965 when my Mom gave me a 2.5" reflector for my 15th birthday. I still have the notebook full of observations I made with that scope. I have kept an astronomical journal ever since. I came across a drawing of Posidonius in the back of a Cave-Astrola catalogue and I was hooked. I wanted to see detail like that for myself. I have drawn Posidonius first with a 6" F/8 Dynascope May 2, 1968, then an 8" F/6 Meade Newtonian, 4" and 7" maksutovs and 6" and 9" apochromatic refractors.  For a while I was Director of the ALPO Lunar Dome Survey. Until 1 year ago I was almost totally a visual observer making drawing and taking notes at the eyepiece. I began imaging in October 2003 and have contrinued
although I still observe visually as well. Because of the close approximation of the Moon to the Earth an amateur can observe fascinating detail on the surface of the Moon with quite small telescopes. I greatly
enjoy spending time looking at the magnificent detail the lunar surface offers.
I am interested in the GLR beause the observers are so friendly and there is real work going on that I can contribute to.




My name is Christian Wöhler. I was born in 1970, and I grew up in Bad Salzuflen in northern Germany. With 11 years I got my first telescope, a 60 mm refractor, and became primarily interested in observing and
photographing the Moon and the planets. Later I studied physics at the University of Würzburg and obtained the Doctorate degree in computer science from the University of Bonn. Professionally, I am working as a research scientist in the field of computer vision.
In astronomy, I am focusing on high-resolution CCD imaging of the Moon and the planets. I take part in the International Outer Planets Watch and International Mars Watch observing campaigns. With respect to the Moon, I am concentrating on CCD imaging especially of volcanic features, lunar photometry, and
the generation of digital elevation maps. The telescope that I mainly use is a 200/1200 mm Newton; I furthermore have a 125/720 mm Newton, a 70/350 mm refractor (to obtain full-disk CCD images of the Moon for photometrical purposes), and my old 60/700 mm refractor.




My name is KC Pau- Currently, I mainly use a 10″ f/6 Newtonian reflector for my visual observation and imaging of the Moon and Planets. For high resolution imaging, I use a 5x barlow and a Philips Toucam Pro webcam. The advantage of using webcam is that it can catch the best seeing moment during the image capture process. Then the AVI file is processed and stacked with Registax and the resulting image is further processed with Photoshop. However, my CN212 is also a fine telescope for visual observation and imaging too. I used it to take many fine lunar images before I acquire the 10″ reflector. I am a workshop instructor in a local vocational institute. My observing site is located just on the outskirts of the city center of Hong Kong. It’s surrounded by skyscrapers. During the night, flood lights from commercial buildings illuminate the sky like the day. Under this sky condition, I limit myself to observe bright heavenly objects such as the Moon and the Planets. However, the hot air currents dissipated from neighbourhood air-conditioners affect the seeing condition very much. The seeing condition at my site is always around 4~5/10 and seldom reaches 7/10 or higher. The only way I can do is to wait for the short but best moment to press down the CAPTURE button. The waiting time may be an hour or more. Anyway, I have to wait for the objects to come out from the neighbouring skycrapers.


My name is Maria Teresa Bregante.
 I was born in Lavagna (Ge) in 25.8.1957 and i'm living in Sestri Levante (Ge)
I'm designer armored cement in engineering office
I follow astronomy by several years, observing Planets, in particular the Moon for scientific purpose.
I'm owner Nextar8GPS with my friend.
My hobbyes favourite lissen to music and particular reading.


My name is Richard Evans.I was born in January 1956 in the New England region of the United States.I am a physician specializing in legal medicine.My undergraduate training was in chemistry and mathematics. I have been an amateur astronomer for about thirty five years.My favorite instrument is a 235 mm Schmidt Cassegrain.My main interest is in lunar topography and geology. I use shape from shading techniques, stereo matching, terrain mapping and shadow measurements to study lunar features.I am also interested in multispectral and hyperspectral imaging of the lunar surface and plan to devote more time to these areas in the coming year.I would like to develop a technique that would allow amateur astronomers to easily drape geologic information over three dimensional terrain maps of lunar features.I am interested in finding uncomplicated and accessible techniques to enable amateur astronomers to extract topographic and geologic information from their lunar images. My interests outside of astronomy include classical music, French literature and aviation.

I was born in 1973 in Massa, Tuscany, and I started my passion with Astronomy in 1995 when the beatiful Hale-Bopp comet appeared in the sky and caught my attention.
Hence, I observed and imaged anything crossing the sky but the light pollution here narrowed my interest in the planetary field only.My interest with Planets and the Moon grown up quickly over years and now I even built by myself a dedicated instrument for the hires study of the Solar System.
I'm contributor with GLR group since some year and co-author with lots of their papers.


Chuck is the author of The Modern Moon - A Personal View and of The Lunar 100 Card, and coauthor of Volcanoes of North America and Astronaut's Guide to Terrestrial Impact Craters. He writes the monthly Exploring the Moon column in Sky and Telescope and created the following web sites: Although he has been a NASA civil servant, Chuck still observes with a 5" Mak-Newt and admires the wonderful work done by members of GLR.